Best quotes by the French Dramatist Pierre Corneille

It matters more how one gives than what one gives.
  • gives

Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
  • love

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
  • Perfection

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
  • Duty

Happiness seems made to be shared.
  • Happiness

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
  • Risk

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
  • Charity

All evils are equal when they are extreme.
  • Evil

Those who easily forgive invite offenses.
  • Forgiveness

The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
  • effort

Love is a tyrant sparing none.
  • Love

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
  • Confidence

We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
  • Danger

A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
  • Victory

In recounting our woes, we often soothe them.
  • recounting

He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life.
  • infamy

I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.
  • Honor

Peace is produced by war.
  • Peace

He who allows me to rule is in fact my master.
  • allows

To conquer without danger is to conquer without glory.
  • Danger

A liar is full of oaths.
  • DeceptionLying

One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
  • Grief

Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.
  • Power

Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
  • Revenge

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
  • realistic

It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
  • Punishment

In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate.
  • caesar

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.
  • condemn

He who plays advisor is no longer ambassador.
  • advisor

To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory.
  • glory

Every man of courage is a man of his word.
  • courage

A good memory is needed after one has lied.
  • memory

A liar is always lavish of oaths.
  • oaths

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